Monday, June 24, 2013

बैग वो जिसमे मेरे-तुम्हारे कपड़े कुछ रातों सोये थे...

What? I am writing poems for an old, torn, worn-out bag now? Well, you know why this bag was so special? Because it was my mate in all my travels from IIMA to home and from IIMA to IIM Indore and from IIMA to anywhere!! This was a magical bag, where you could fill all you want and then, a little more could be filled. Once I won a bet on that too - this bag, seemingly, had an infinite and ever expanding space inside. 

Anyhow, these are the last picture of my beloved buddy bag of best days... for today, I filled it (partially, as there is infinite space inside, you see) with some stuff and dispatched for Uttarakhand. 
As a final favor, this bag has inspired a nazm too: 

एक एक कर धागे टूट रहे हैं सारे ,
एक एक कर रिश्ते सारे
तोड़ रहा हूं।

एक महीना बीता जब
वो कलम तुम्हारी
दी थी कहीं किसी को
और फिर बिना लिये ही
सरक लिया था
कई महीने पहले उससे
गिफ़्ट जो तुमने किये थे
कुर्ते मैंने
दान दिये थे।
पिछले हफ़्ते तोड़ दिया
जो फ़ोन तुम्हारे संग लिया था,
बैग वो जिसमे मेरे-तुम्हारे
कपड़े कुछ रातों सोये थे,
सोफ़ा जिसपर
हम-तुम दोनों संग बैठे थे
वो दीवान
तुम्हारी ज़ुल्फ़ की
खुशबू वाला

और तुम्हारे हाथों
सँवरी तस्वीरें सब,
कई किताबें
जिन पर दो-दो नाम लिखे थे,
जिसमें इक तस्वीर थी

और वो घड़ी
कि जिसका
वक्त तुम्हारा था,
छोड़ दिये हैं,
गुमा रहा हूँ,
तोड़ दिये हैं,
भुला रहा हूँ
मेहनत करनी पड़ती है
जितनी इक रिश्ता
बुनने में,
उतनी ही मैं लगन से उस
रिश्ते के धागे
जला रहा हूँ!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Deep said it first...

Today, I was reading one of my old favorite blogger friend's blog - Inderdeep's. and she has said the following at the end of her latest post:

"Sorry again for being so irregular. I am still writing posts in mind, along with the most appropriate titles. I wish I could share with you some day :-|"

I think I can borrow these lines from her... for I've been doing the same for so long!! In my head, I've written about all the travel I've been doing, all the old friends I've met lately, my IIMA visit after so long, the new friends I got, the issues facing the nation, the economic ideas I've been pondering, the people I love, the people I hate, the new hobbies I got, the fights I took, the birds I clicked, the courses I taught, the poems I wrote, the secrets I know, the life, the universe, and everything.... and yet, Alas! All I've been doing is to sit like a lazy bum and think and think and then, think some more!!


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